Suns vs. Pelicans NBA Playoffs Game 5 Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/26/2022

by | Apr 25, 2022

Odds are against Jonas Valanciunas and the New Orleans Pelicans (36-46), who are a 6.5-point underdog when they square off with Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (64-18) on April 26, 2022. The game features a point total of 215.5. Find more below on the Suns vs. Pelicans betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Suns vs. Pelicans Spread and Betting Line

Suns vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Suns -6.5 215.5 -110 -110 -271 218

Suns vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Computer Predictions for Suns vs. Pelicans

Computer picks for Suns vs Pelicans
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Suns (-6.5) Over (215.5) Suns 116 Pelicans 105

Suns vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Phoenix was 40-26-3 against the spread last season.
  • Against the spread, as 6.5-point favorites or greater, the Suns went 12-14 last year.
  • In 71 Phoenix games last year, 40 of them went over the total.
  • Phoenix Suns Leaders

  • Chris Paul was tops on the Suns at 8.7 assists per contest last year, while also putting up 4.4 rebounds and 16.1 points. He was fourth in the league in assists.
  • Devin Booker averaged 25.2 points and 4.3 assists per contest last year — both team highs. He also put up 4.1 rebounds, shooting 48.4% from the field and 33.8% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Deandre Ayton was tops on the Suns at 10.4 rebounds per contest last season, while also averaging 1.4 assists and 14.3 points. He is ninth in the NBA in rebounding.
  • Mikal Bridges posted 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last year, shooting 54.3% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Elfrid Payton posted 10.0 points, 3.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game last season.
  • Phoenix Suns Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 48.5 1
    Opp. Field Goal % 44.4 3
    Rebounds Per Game 45.3 8
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 44.5 19
    Turnovers Per Game 12.3 6
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 14.0 6

    Pelicans vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • New Orleans’ record against the spread is 44-42-0.
  • The Pelicans are 10-15 as 6.5-point underdogs or more.
  • Out of 82 New Orleans games so far this season, 37 have gone over the total.
  • New Orleans Pelicans Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas holds the top spot on the Pelicans leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 17.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
  • Devonte’ Graham records more assists than any other New Orleans teammate with 4.2 per game. He also scores 11.9 points and pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game.
  • New Orleans’ leader in steals is Herbert Jones with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Valanciunas with 0.8 per game.
  • New Orleans Pelicans Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 45.7 22
    Opp. Field Goal % 47.1 23
    Rebounds Per Game 45.2 11
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 41.8 3
    Turnovers Per Game 13.3 17
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.7 8

    Suns and Pelicans Injury Report

    Suns: Dario Saric: Out (Knee), Devin Booker: Out (Hamstring)
      Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: Out For Season (Knee), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)

    Betting Tips for Suns vs. Pelicans

    After digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet against the spread is Suns (-6.5). Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 215.5 points, with the teams finishing with a final score of Suns 116, Pelicans 105 when it’s sorted out on the court.

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